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The Evergreen State College hopes to offer free tuition through a new program for Shelton High School graduates starting with the Class of 2025, according to a presentation Evergreen President John Carmichael and Director of Government Relations Sandy Kaiser gave Mason County commissioners Jan. 8.

Carmichael said the college is seeking legislative funding.

Evergreen is asking for $285,000 to fund the program’s first year and estimates the total for four years will be $3.5 million.

“If we get that legislative funding we would first make that offer for the Shelton graduating Class of 2025 and tr...


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